UNIFORM | The Woolmark Company
Photos by The London College of Fashion/The Woolmark Company, 1971 and 1970.
The International Wool Secretariat (IWS), now The Woolmark Company, was established in 1937 to undertake research and the global promotion of wool. To that end, they built up a large library of promotional photographs which were donated to the London College of Fashion in the 1980s. Today, thousands are available to check out online, serving as a time capsule of fashion and fashion photography from the 1940s through to the early 1980s, including designs by Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior and Oscar de la Renta.
I only know this because artist, Lily Stockman just emailed me from Jaipur, India:
"I have a collection of 1960s Woolmark jackets and capes from my beloved, effortlessly-chic late grandmother, who was a lifelong tomboy and nationally-ranked equestrian and rally-driver (long-distance automobile races through the countryside) back in the day. I couldn't resist emailing you the link because it seems *right* up your alley."
Your grandmother sounds rad. Thank you so much for sharing Lily!